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  1. #1 volume (of sound) 
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    is what you hear always the volume of a sound? What I mean is, is what you actually hear always an accurate representation of how loud the sound is, or does it depend on the situation? For example, if you're listening to music at a set volume (which doesn't change) and you move closer to the speaker, is the sound more dBs at the speaker, or does it just 'sound' louder?


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    As sound spreads out from your speaker it dilutes. Like a hose with a sprinkler attachement, the closer you are the 'more' you get!

    Your hearing however 'adjusts' it's own internal 'volume', so it's a mix of the two.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemboy
    is what you hear always the volume of a sound? What I mean is, is what you actually hear always an accurate representation of how loud the sound is, or does it depend on the situation? For example, if you're listening to music at a set volume (which doesn't change) and you move closer to the speaker, is the sound more dBs at the speaker, or does it just 'sound' louder?
    No i don't think so. The decibles are same but the intensity decreases with more distances.
    Correct me if i am wrong.
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    The decibel level decreases with distance from the source it follows an inverse square law as with most 3D expansions.
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